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Elizabeth Greenwood, author of Playing Dead: A Journey Through The World Of Death Fraud, recently created this flowchart of whether you should try and fake your own death for the insurance money (or just to disappear). Spoiler alert: the answer is almost always no. In a viral LinkedIn post, Greenwood also shares some of the most interesting things she learned from insurance investigators and others who look into mysterious disappearances and fraudulent deaths.

The biggest takeaway? People usually try to fake drownings, but most real drownings result in a floating body. If you really want to vanish, insurance investigator Steve Rambam told Greenwood, "People disappear hiking all the time, legitimately. That’s a great way to disappear."